Category: Blackberry

Blackberry sold in $4.7bn deal

The troubled smartphone maker Blackberry was once top of the pile has today agreed a sale to a private consortium. According to Reuters the beleaguered manufacturer is to be sold to a group of companies led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd for $4.7 billion. A “Letter of Intent” has …

BBM for Android and iOS put on hold

Following on from my last post about a number of fake BBM apps in the Play Store, BlackBerry has finally given a statement on the status of the BBM rollout for users on Android and iOS, and it looks like things are on hold for the time being. …

Google Play full of fake BBM apps.

Since everyone’s asking, yes. There are a bunch of “BBM” apps in Google Play at the moment. None of them is real. We know that people are getting excited about BBM for Android. We are, too. But we also need to be a little patient as BlackBerry works …

BlackBerry have hit the iceberg and are going down fast.

I’ve spent some time trying to spin this in a positive way but, if I’m honest, I can’t do it. BlackBerry are in a massive amount of trouble. They’ve just pre-announced their latest results and they’re pretty terrible. I mean .. terrible. The press release, which you can …

BBM submitted to app store

BBM should hopefully be available for download on iOS soon. I say hopefully as it was submitted two weeks ago and the current turnaround for app approval is only about 4 days. The news came out when Alex Kinsella, a senior strategic account manager at Blackberry tweeted:   …

Rumour – T-Mobile USA to stop stocking BB10 handsets

Now this is really one of those “take with a pinch of salt rumours”, but if true it’s another nail in the Blackberry coffin. A T-Mobile USA employee has claimed that the carrier will no longer be stocking Blackberry’s latest Z10 and Q10 smartphones, and all buyers will …

More woes for beleaguered Blackberry

Touchscreens rule the world.  This is the conclusion that we can now come to after sales of the Blackberry Q10 have tanked. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that carriers and vendors are increasingly claiming that handset sales have been exceptionally poor and many of those sold have …

Yep, yuilop: messaging for free

Forget WhatsApp, leave Viber alone, and move along Google Hangouts. Yep, yuilop is here to let you talk, text, message and group chat as much as you want. For FREE! Wellll, almost. When you hear something that’s surely too good to be true, you have to wonder, so …

BlackBerry Z30 (A10) spotted

BlackBerry are against the ropes. They could be sold off as Microsoft eat up the remaining market share. However, a video has popped onto the internet today showing one of their new handsets – the BlackBerry Z30. This is reported to be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 …

Blackberry about to be sold?

Are we about to see the sale of Blackberry? The company formally known as Research In Motion has had a bit of a tough few years, with people leaving the platform in droves and the launch of the company’s saviour – BB10 – yet to set the world …

WhichAirline app is now available for Windows Phone

Searching for the cheapest flights for your next holiday can be an arduous task. For me the main point is that I’m always worried I’m going to miss an airline that isn’t included on the search website that I’ve chosen. WhichAirline aim to make this process easier for …

BlackBerry Z10 reduced to £293

BlackBerry’s all-touch Z10 smartphone was released earlier this year to much fanfare here in the UK, and attempted to compete price-wise with the likes of the iPhone 5. It sold 1m worldwide in its first three months on sale, although a lack of sales figures since and some …

BlackBerry to release another BB7 device the Bold 9720

BlackBerry had their hopes pinned on the latest version of BB10. The new touch sensitive version of their messaging centric ecosystem was meant to be the answer to all of their woes. Things aren’t going to plan for them though, with sales and profits not exactly astounding. In …

BlackBerry Q5 on sale now

BlackBerry now have their latest phone in the BB10 series on sale.  We have just received an email from eXpansys confirming the new BlackBerry Q5 is now in stock costing £359.99 so you can get your order in right now! The Q5 is the more ‘mid range’ phone …

BB10.2 SDK beta released, supports Jelly Bean apps

The folks over at BlackBerry have just announced the SDK beta release of BB10.2, an update for the mobile OS bundled with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. There are enhancements to various parts of BB10 in this update – with this being a developer release, there are several …

BlackBerry Q10 – Review

I’ve had the BlackBerry Q10 for a couple of weeks now and I’ve grown to love like it quite a bit. The Q10 is the new age Bold, with premium materials, high end specs and a new ish OS. This in theory is the device that would persuade …

BBM coming to Android and iOS

BlackBerry have just posted that BBM is coming to both Android and iOS this summer. It’ll be available as a free download from the relevant app stores. Although this is great news for anyone who’d like to keep on touch with their BlackBerry-packing friends, they have left it very …

BlackBerry Q10 now on Three

Three have just announced that the new BlackBerry Q10 is launching on their network. It is also 4G ready for when their network starts to roll out later this year. Costing £49 up front on The One Plan including AYCE data with tethering and 4G later this year, …

BlackBerry Q10 appears in EE magazines.

I know what you’re thinking. “Hey, I wish I could get the all-new BlackBerry Q10 on EE” Well you can, however it’s a tad pricey. Splash out £41 per month on the 4G network and you’re still going to have to pay £139.99 up-front. Either that or pay …

What on earth are these “My choice of apps” articles about

We all use apps on our phones, some more than others, some install huge games that take several GB of space, some install dozens of Social Network apps, some install bafflingly pointless apps like fart apps or soundboards. It really is a personal thing it’s your phone and …